Echuca Harness Racing Club said it was a successful event at the club's first day meeting in more than 10 years on Wedensday.GEORDIE COWAN June 6, 2014 3:36am
Echuca Harness Racing Club manager Steve Ferguson said the club’s first day meeting in more than 10 years was a success.
Held in nice weather conditions, the manager said crowds were a bit down on the club’s regular Tuesday night meeting, but said the racing was enjoyable.
‘‘I think it was a very successful day,’’ he said.
‘‘It was very good finishing with all the horses.
‘‘There were a lot of close finishes, with many photo finishes.’’
Ferguson said the club received a lot of positive feedback about the move to a day meeting.
‘‘People said it was a wonderful idea,’’ he said.
‘‘The turnover was quite good and we had 97 horses entered for the meeting. It was a strong attendance.
‘‘As a spectacle, it was easier to see the race unfold.’’
Ferguson said the club would look into hosting day meetings in the future, but preferably on Sundays.
‘‘During winter it might be a worthwhile proposition for next season or other seasons to come,’’ he said.
‘‘We had a lot of horses come from Wagga, Narrandera, Albury ... all big distances.
‘‘We even had horses from Mt Gambier and the reason they came was because it was a day meeting.’’
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